The Walk is over (for now)…what next?

The walk from Bradford to Scunthorpe took place the weekend just past. Thanks to my son Daniel, his girlfriend Alice in particular for all their support & efforts. I also want to thank Karen & Brian for joining us on Saturday.

Thanks to all who gave given support in which ever way they can – cash, online donations, football tops, publicity & promotion, interviews on the radio and podcasts, in various print media, PC’s and laptops – all very gratefully received.

Scunthorpe United FC have been very supportive, and on Saturday I received a surprise or two… we were in the club restaurant before the game, and the sponsors of the game & matchball were being introduced to everyone there.

Then Charles & Liz (matchball sponsors) were talking aboout having lived in Bradford previously, how they often travelled to Scunthorpe by car back then…but someone had walked there that day…and invited me up to speak!

I spoke briefly, before being given some old Sunthorpe United shirts…which it seems have a value to collectors! I am in the process of selling them for a good contribution to the funds.

SUFC player Jordan Clarke, Chris, Charles & Liz

Then the club chairman, Peter Swann, came over to me to tell me how much he supported what I am doing for Pakati schools..at the end of the conversation he said he would match whatever we have had donated, then will add the same amount to the cause!

So….the question is…as I need to continue to raise funds for the project…what should I do next?

Please feel free to come up with plenty of suggestions, ideas for raising money…I will look through all ideas & then decide which are the most practical and/or lucrative. Post them on facebook or twitter or email me…see the Important Links page on here.

Author:

My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and spent the last 13 years as a Civil Servant in Bradford. I married a Zimbabwean woman & we have 2 sons.

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